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Technical Review - 31 Jul 2017
Cost-benefit analysis of FM, DAB, DAB+ and broadband for radio broadcasters and listeners 

This article analyses distribution and consumption costs of analogue FM radio, digital radio (such as DAB) and internet radio streamed via unicast.

Technical Reports - 20 Jul 2017
Frequency Bands Allocated To Broadcasting 

This gives an overview of the associated regulation and applications of the different frequency bands allocated to broadcasting. Please note this is Version 2.0, dated July 2017.

Report - 20 Jul 2017
Virtual Reality: How are public broadcasters using it? Login Only
This report provides the EBU's perspective on VR. It gives an overview of EBU Members’ experiences and learning curves as they explore the VR sector. It also outlines EBU efforts to help Members succeed in creating high quality, immersive VR experiences.
Recommendations - 06 Jul 2017
Safe areas for 16:9 television production 

This document provides guidelines to safe areas (both graphics and action).

Position paper - 20 Jun 2017
The importance of protecting whistleblowers 
Three years after the Council of Europe Recommendation on the protection of whistleblowers the debate has now reached the European Union. Public awareness notably benefited from the 2015 LuxLeaks scandal...
Activity Report - 09 Jun 2017
EBU Annual Report 2016-2017 Members Only
2016 has underlined the challenges our Members face on so many different fronts, from securing sustainable funding to protecting their independence and evolving to meet the demands of the online, digital...
tech-i magazine - 06 Jun 2017
Time for T2 in Germany 

The June 2017 issue of EBU tech-i magazine includes the launch of DVB-T2 in Germany, RTBF's new production system and advice on data privacy for media organizations.

Tech 3000 series - 24 May 2017
EBU-TT Part 3 Live Subtitling 

This document is Part 3 of the EBU-TT series. It specifies how to use EBU-TT for the production and contribution of live subtitles. This is version 1.0.

Tech 3000 series - 24 May 2017
Mapping EBU STL to EBU-TT Subtitle Files 

This document provides strategies for the mapping of EBU STL (Tech 3264) to EBU-TT Subtitle Files.

Tech 3000 series - 24 May 2017
EBU-TT part M, Metadata Definitions 

This document contains the formal definitions for metadata elements that can be used within EBU‑TT documents to describe characteristics of the contained subtitle data, thus facilitating interchange between users of an EBU‑TT document.

Tech 3000 series - 24 May 2017
EBU-TT Part 1 - Subtitle format definition 

This is the specification of an XML based archiving and interchange format for EBU-TT subtitles. Version 1.2 provides continued alignment with the related EBU-TT specs. Note that the EBU-TT mettadata has been moved to EBU-TT part M.

Tech 3000 series - 15 May 2017
EBU-TT Part 3 Carriage over WebSocket 

This document describes how EBU‑TT Live documents (EBU Tech 3370) can be carried from node to node using WebSocket connections.

Report - 02 May 2017
PSM Investment in European Content 2017 Members Only
A presentation of key figures detailing the huge financial contribution public service media make to the European content industry, including their investment in original productions and promotion of European content compared to commercial players
Recommendations - 20 Apr 2017
Tiering of High Definition Cameras 

This recommends that HD cameras be graded or tiered according to their technical specifications and measured quality (see EBU Tech 3335). More info. This is version 2 of the recommendation, dated April 2017.

Technical Reports - 06 Apr 2017
Opportunities & challenges for PSM in VR, AR & MR 

This report introduces Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality as they might be embraced by Public Service Media.

Tech 3000 series - 05 Apr 2017
Method for the Assessment of the colorimetric properties of Luminaires 
The use of (e.g.) LEDs both in TV and film production may introduce colorimetric problems. The document describes the measurement procedure for assessing the colorimetric quality of lighting; it improves upon the Colour Rendering Index (CRI) for use in TV production.
Guide - 05 Apr 2017
Media Technology Pulse 
EBU Technology & Innovation's Media Technology Pulse aims to offer EBU Members’ senior non-technical and technical management brief insights into the major technological trends in broadcasting and related technologies in 2017.
Guide - 05 Apr 2017
Media Technology Pulse Summary 
The Most Critical Technology Issues for EBU Members
04 Apr 2017
Your guide to EBU services 
As a Member, you are part of a unique community of media organizations from 56 countries that together provide a powerful voice championing and upholding the values of PSM.
Report - 04 Apr 2017
Staffing of Public Service Media 2017 Members Only
This report, published for the first time, provides key data on PSM personnel, highlighting the importance of PSM organizations as employers and providing statistics relating to gender, age and contract types of PSM employees. The analysis also includes competitive benchmarking with European commercial media groups and US Internet giants.